Japenese Holly (sky pencil)

Discussion in 'Woody Plants' started by burdan54, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. burdan54

    burdan54 Member

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    Mobile, Alabama
    I purchased some Japenese Holly (sky pencil) from Wal-Mart about 3 months ago. I have very little new growth on these plants.

    I am wondering about the growing speed of the Japenese Holly. I was under the impression (from a worker I pressumed knew of these things) that this Sky Pencil would be a quick grower. The worker was wrong of course, 3 months later and I have only a half inch of growth.

    The Japenese Holly gets as much sun as the day offers (8+ hours). This plant only gets water when it rains. If it goes more than a week without rain I water heavily in the morning.

    Any news or info about the Japenese Holly would be welcomed.

    In the picture you will also see the Dusty Miller that I planted around the Sky Pencil. The mulch was also red when I placed it in the bed....the rain has washed away the color. No biggy, I am going to place white marble chips in the bed when the dusty miller dies away.

  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    WA USA (Z8)
    Has a nice green color so not obviously unhealthy but yes: should be growing faster at this time of year.

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